Biotechnology Industry Organization
Carl B. Feldbaum is president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), which represents more than 1,100 companies, academic institutions, and state biotechnology centers in all 50 states and 33 nations.
Mr. Feldbaum first came to Washington, D.C., in 1973 to work with Archibald Cox as an assistant special prosecutor for the Watergate scandal prosecution team.
Prior to his appointment as president of BIO, Mr. Feldbaum was chief of staff to Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. He also was president and founder of the Palomar Corporation, a national security think tank in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was an assistant to the Secretary of Energy and also served as the inspector general for defense intelligence at the U.S. Department of Defense.
In 1979, Mr. Feldbaum was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal from Defense Secretary Harold Brown. He received the Christopher Medal for his book Looking the Tiger in the Eye: Confronting the Nuclear Threat, which was also designated by the New York Times as a notable book of the year for 1988.
Mr. Feldbaum received a bachelor's degree in biology from Princeton University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.